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Friars and Filipinos

An Abridged Translation of Dr. Jose Rizal's Tagalog Novel, 'Noli Me Tangere.'

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Author: José Rizal
Published: 1900
Language: English
Wordcount: 90,931 / 265 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 54.3
LoC Category: PQ
Downloads: 1,258
Added to site: 2009.10.18
mnybks.net#: 25578
Origin: gutenberg.org
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Santos, popularly known as Captain Tiago, gave a dinner. Though, contrary to his custom, he had not announced it until the afternoon of the day on which it was to occur, the dinner became at once the absorbing topic of conversation in Binondo, in the other suburbs of Manila, and even in the walled city. Captain Tiago was generally considered a most liberal man, and his house, like his country, shut its doors to no one, whether bent on pleasure or on the development of some new and daring scheme.

The dinner was given in the captain's house in Analoague street. The building is of ordinary size, of the style of architecture common to the country, and is situated on that arm of the Pasig called by some Binondo Creek. This, like all the streams in Manila, satisfies a multitude of needs. It serves for bathing, mortar-mixing, laundering, fishing, means of transportation and communication, and even for drinking water, when the Chinese water-carriers find it convenient to use it for that purpose. Although the

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